hoops 26


Carshalton UK   Jan 2007


Artist Bio

Influences:   Leonard Hopskotch, Gavin Skylark, Denzil Fromage, Theolonious Crab, Shirley-Ann Tentcat, Lucy Wednesday, Dr Horsehammer and Frankie Glockensphere.

Former xylophonist with Tex Ovary And The Animators who set Paris alight in the late 90s (and received appropriate jail time for doing so).

Songs (26)

#1 Derek 4 @nancyrost  37
7 weeks
#2 Improvisation on a patchwork bird @dragondreams  56
7 weeks
#3 Play Me A Song @wille  19
7 weeks
#4 There was a man @benjaminnolan  15
7 weeks
#5 Derek 5 (ft. Helen and Debs) @nancyrost  19
6 weeks
#6 Take Me Down @tcelliott  31
6 weeks
#7 A Better Friend @tcelliott  14
6 weeks
#8 Derek 6 (ft. isaac quatorze) @nancyrost  12
6 weeks
#9 Derek 7 (ft. Johnny Cashpoint) @nancyrost  12
6 weeks
#10 Goodbye Hoops @mikeskliar  19
6 weeks
#11 Would You Like To See The Wood @nancyrost  10
5 weeks
#12 Universe Dances @nancyrost  8
5 weeks
#13 The Conveyer Belt @nancyrost  6
5 weeks
#14 Explosive Cigars (2014 Hoops Collab) @mattblick  18
5 weeks
#15 Look At Me Now (Blood Sweat) @tcelliott  14
5 weeks
#16 Living with Keith in the jungle room (also with Nancy Rost) @mikeskliar  7
5 weeks
#17 On The Moon @tcelliott  19
4 weeks
#18 Duvet Cover (for Hoops) Feat. Debs! @giantenemycliche 8
4 weeks
#19 Ever-Revolving Mechanical Fairy Forest Part 1 (ft. karan) @nancyrost  8
3 weeks
#20 Fly Free, Patchwork Bird @dragondreams  16
3 weeks
#21 I didn't wear a tie @helenseviltwin  9
3 weeks
#22 Feelgood Bicycle Dream (Hoopsmith's Unfinished Symphony) @stephenwordsmith 10
3 weeks
#23 Light To Keep Away The Dark @ajna1960  3
3 weeks
#24 Sitting in the dark @mikeskliar  7
3 weeks
#25 I Don't Know How To Say Goodbye @tcelliott  7
3 weeks
#26 Waterfalls and Doorbells @nancyrost  13
3 weeks


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  • @boyatheart  6 weeks

    RIP Hoops. I didn't get to know you really, but you were always a presence during FAWM that I will remember as I started my songwriting journey.

  • @chasingandromeda  6 weeks

    Hoops...you aren't here and yet, you are. That is the power of music, in general, and the power of the music you made specifically. Play on, wherever you are.

  • @ajna1960  7 weeks

    I didn't know hoops very well, but I know that he will always live here in FAWM and through the wonderful collabs that will (hopefully) never, ever end 😀

  • @ajna1960  7 weeks

    @izaakalexander please don't click unwatch, as there are many wonderful collabs appearing here 😀

  • @izaakalexander  7 weeks

    Gone, but not forgotten. Truly missed now, but I'm so very thankful for what we shared here. As I click 'Unwatch' I feel like crying.

  • @stephenwordsmith 7 weeks

    I am so very, very sad that you are no longer with us. There are a thousand masterpieces that will never be heard , and a thousand kind comments that will never be read, and I will miss them terribly.

    However, your presence on these forums will never die. You have inspired me to be the Hoops I want to see in the world.

  • @whisperedcandles  7 weeks

    You are missed.

  • @karlsburg25  7 weeks

    Big love to all the hoops clan and here is to me attempting at least two rather uncharacteristic time signature tunes in your honour.x

  • @mikedebenham  7 weeks

    Ah, Hoops. I'll miss you.

  • @arcturusecho 7 weeks

    Wishing you were still here and believing you may cast a smile down on the rest of us. Rest in peace.

  • @karan  7 weeks

    Oh Hoops ... I hope you smile upon us. May you be well, wherever you are now!

  • @vikkiflawith  7 weeks

    Missing you x

  • @cloudboy  7 weeks

    Sending you love and light on your journey through the universe.

  • @petra777  7 weeks

    RIP....wish you were here to join us...send us lots of good creating vibes from above...

  • @debs  7 weeks

    Hi Hoopsicle. <3 I logged in and came here, first. I miss you. We all do.

  • @isaacq  7 weeks

    so much love

  • @tcelliott  7 weeks

    It's just not the same now.

  • @sentense  7 weeks

    Unforgotten. Miss you, my friend.

  • @billysea  7 weeks

    Rest easy hoops. Miss you terribly.

  • @mikegtz  7 weeks

    Hail to the grand master, sorry you are gone!

  • @joshbelville  7 weeks

    miss you hoops. 😞

  • @rosedeschamps  7 weeks

    We miss you.

  • @adforperu  7 weeks


  • @clioem  7 weeks

    Missing you, Paul.

  • @popmythology  7 weeks

    Just found out about this today... I knew you only through my first two years here at FAWM, Paul, but I am honored to have crossed paths with you in this way nonetheless. The fight you fought is the fight my mother fights now.

  • @dragondreams  7 weeks

    It was an immense privilege sharing the planet with you, Paul.

    Laters, bud.

  • @pipewrench67  7 weeks

    You're oddball time signatures will be missed.

  • @fuzzy  7 weeks

    I miss you, Hoops.

  • @unpronounceable Jan 5


  • @marvsmooth  Jan 5

    Rest in peace Hoops :'( xx

  • @cairobraga Jan 5

    Rest in Power, Hoops!

  • @wille  Jan 5

    You will always have a home here, dear friend. Thank you for giving us so much.

  • @adforperu  Jan 5

    RIP Hoops

  • @mikeskliar  Jan 5

    So sad my friend that you've left us all. the phrase 'rest in peace' just doesn't feel right, -rest in whatever time signature you want, and you'll be missed by so many. (for those who don't know, paul 'hoops' turrell died jan 4, 2017)